Have you ever seen hot springs?
Very hot water coming from inside the surface of the earth
But, how does it happen?
In the earth's core, there are molten rocks which have high temperature.
Due to geological changes, these molten rocks are pushed upwards and trapped in regions called hot spots .
When underground water comes in contact with these hot spots, steam is generated. This steam is trapped in the rocks.
When the steam finds a way to go to the surface of the earth, Hot Springs are formed
Using Geothermal Energy to generate Energy
The steam trapped in the rocks can be used to rotate the turbines and generate electricity.
Advantages of using Geothermal Energy
- The Cost of Product is not high
Disadvantages of using Geothermal Energy
- There are very few commercially viable sites to exploit Geothermal energy